At the end of Week 5 of the running challenge, I must give a shoutout to some of the people who’ve encouraged me along the way.
- I probably wouldn’t have started if it wasn’t for a conversation I had with my challenge partner
- My Runkeeper friends who clicked to like every one of the workouts I logged
- My Twitter and Instagram and Facebook friends who showed love when I posted my slow runs as well as my fast(er) ones
- My friend who saw my monthly goal and pushed me to make a bigger commitment to run 100 miles in the #ToughGirlChallenge. It’s going to take all summer to complete but it’s a great target to aim for.
- My friend who sponsored my running shoes
- My old running group who waited for me last year when I was slogging through some slow miles and who I can’t wait to rejoin now that I have built up some stamina and might be able to keep up with them. That’s motivation to keep getting better.
- All of you who read and liked and commented on all 25 blog posts detailing those runs
- And for my mom who reads every blog post and asks about my running and congratulates me on each one even though she could probably run faster than me without trying. My mom is my motivation and today’s her birthday so I dedicate every run and every accomplishment to her.
I am blessed to have a lot of great people in my life who give me so much and I’m also blessed to have found some new people on whom I can shower that love and pay it forward. Below are a couple new blogs I found and followed this week. Check them out and encourage them too.
- After some time away, Catherine returned to running with a 1.3 mile on Global Running Day and plans to remain consistent this time
- Susan is Running to Zen and has a master plan with workouts for the next 100 days or so.
Today is day 25 of the daily workout challenge that I started with my virtual running-buddy. For day 25, the goal was just to run 1 mile – an easy, recovery type pace to wind down from the 5K runs of the past two days.
Run 25 update:
I did it. I ran 1.5 miles and I also managed to complete it without stopping which is a huge accomplishment for me because I am focused on building stamina and getting stronger and this feels like the next step in that.
Overall, I ran 12 miles this past week so I am looking forward to my rest day tomorrow. Happy weekend to you!
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